Archive for 'On The Road'

iPad: Reading for Research – Papers app and application

On Monday the 29th I taught a workshop on iPad apps for research with Claudia Engel, Academic Technology Specialist for Anthropology, and Regina Roberts, Subject Bibliographer also for Anthro.  I presented Papers, an application for conducting research on the mac OS desktop and iOS for iPad and iPhone.  Paper is also available on a Windows desktop, [...]

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App Review pages at Stanford Libraries and Med School

A team in Academic Computing Services in Meyer library has been together a nifty page on iOS App reviews.  Ranging from productivity, to connectivity, to media development, take a look at the page they’ve put up. http://acomp.stanford.edu/ios_app_reviews The Med School school here at Stanford has also published a page called MedApps, helping those in medicine [...]

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Traveling with an iPad

There’s an interesting post on traveling with an iPad with tips gleaned from being on the road for a year with an iPad.  Gary Arndt writes about his experiences on his blog, Everything-Everywhere. He hits on a number of interesting topics such as Maps, Photography, Media/Reading, and Kids, with App experiences shared along the way. [...]

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How much does “GPSing” drain the battery?

You all have probably seen the warning “continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life” for mobile device apps. This is certainly true, but how much does it drain the battery and are there differences between different devices? To get at least a sense, I took iPhone4, first generation iPad, [...]

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Can iPad replace ArcPAD? A review of the iCMTGIS survey software app

Corvallis Microtechnology Inc, an Oregon based company that specializes in survey and mapping soft- and hardware for forestry and related fields, released a free iPad app iCMTGIS last summer, which appears to be a port of their Windows-based and Windows CE-based survey software. This app turns the iPad into a mobile field mapping and data [...]

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Bluetooth GPS receiver from Dual Electronics

For the geospatial folks, here’s a new Bluetooth based GPS receiver specifically made for iOS devices which allows your wi-fi only device to now be able to geolocate itself.  Rechargeable through USB or a car lighter adapter, it’s an interesting for adding functionality to iPad (1 and 2) and iPod touches and seems could be [...]

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iPhone Tethering – An iPass Alternative

Stanford’s IT Services announced earlier this month that Stanford will no longer subsidize iPass. For iPass users, this is potentially a deal-breaker since the cost has increased from $10 per month to $54 per month. If you have an iPhone with a tethering plan, do not despair. Wherever you can find a 3G connection, you [...]

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EthnoCorder app demo Nov 11

EthnoCorder is a mobile system for conducting rich multimedia surveys on an iPhone. It is ideal for field work and field surveys as forms can be designed on any operating system and no network connection is needed to conduct surveys or administer forms. Over 20 different types of multimedia elements are supported in both questions [...]

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The Swiss Army Knife of Silicon and Glass

We’re about 4 years into the smartphone revolution, depending on your point of reference.  That’s a millennium in technology time, but not much in terms of a human lifetime– yet look at how these devices have become a part of our daily lives.  Many of us have written about the uses of smartphones and tablets [...]

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Connecting remotely (SSH apps)

A few weeks ago I was privy to a question about SSH apps for the iPhone.  The app suggested at that time by Jessie Keck was Touch Term SSH. Seems to work well with Stanford auth, decent ratings, and reasonably priced.  If there are other apps that folks use for securely connecting remotely, would love [...]

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